The last Saturday in the month of August. September, and Autumn, will be here before we know it. Then October and all the rest. When we made our relocation from the Deep South to NE Ohio three years ago, we went from an area that essentially NEVER sees snow, and certainly not in quantity, to one that had snow in October. Not an improvement as I measure such things. So, even though we are in the low 80's today, snowfall will be here all too soon. The Old Farmers' Almanac tells us that this is expected to be an unusually cold and bitter winter here. Not what I wanted to hear. But it's out of my hands, as most things are.
Dear Wife is sleeping in the recliner near me, a small black kitten with her. A few weeks ago, we were prevailed upon to take in an orphan kitten, tiny thing, whose mother and siblings, feral all, had been sleeping on top of the tires of niece's car, and didn't get off in time. And were run over and killed. Only this one survived. So, Dear Wife took it. Tiny thing. Scared and hungry and filthy. We -- meaning Dear Wife -- have been cuddling her and all that. Yours Truly got dragooned into feeding her, and setting up a litter pan that needs frequent care. Little Kitty has been tentatively named "Princess Squeak", as her frequent vocalizations sound like a squeak, not a purr nor meow or anything else vaguely cat-like. Squeak. My sister-in-law was supposed to come get her. Two weeks ago. She's not real good at keeping her word in anything, and this looks like yet another example. So there we are.
Tomorrow I have been asked to lead the adult Bible Study time, so I guess I will. Lots going through the mind, things that need to be said, things that need to be drawn out, life changes of all of us that need to take place.
I'd also been approached to lead the singing -- the gentleman who normally does this was supposed to work. Fortunately he was notified that the scheduled O.T. had been cancelled. My natural voice is a bit below the normal basso range, heading into contra-bass territory (not quite to J.D. Sumner range but pretty close), and singing lead, singing melody, is just something that I haven't done since I was about 14 or so. LONG time ago. I would have tried to carry it out if necessary, but probably not my best avenue there. But the issue will probably come up again and I guess I'll need to be ready.
The Old Testament passage for the day is Psalms 132 through Psalm 135.
Our New Testament reading is chapter 8 from 1st Corinthians.
I Corinthians 8